|Front sides of the Wee Stripe Speed Tight IV, left, and Giant Herringbone Speed Tight II on the right.|
I ordered the Wee Stripe Speed Tight IVs from last Tuesday's upload and finally decided to try them on today. I'm glad I did because I was prepared to just put them in my drawer and keep them without a try on. I assumed the material was the same as in the Wee Stripe Pace Rival Crops I bought a few weeks ago (it is) and they were just as nice as my beloved Giant Herringbone Speed Tight IIs. The fit is very similar but I am not a fan of the noticeable dark stitching. My biggest pet peeve is the seam that starts at the bottom of the thigh pocket in the front and cuts across the back of the thigh. I think it visually chops my leg too much. I also don't love the gathers at the bottom of the leg. The length is a bit different, too. Speed Tight IIs have a 30" inseam and the IVs are 28.5". Note the less discrete back zipper pocket and that the location of the logo has moved. For reference, Speed Tight IIIs have the horizontal seam and the gathered leg but the logo is on the leg, the inseam is 30", and the back pocket also has the discrete zipper.
|Gathers seam in the calf area.|
|Speed Tight IV back pocket.|
|Speed Tight II zipper pocket.|
Comparison of the back zipper pocket.